United Kingdom: Towards administrative elections. Boris Johnson falters, according to political scientists Travers and Hobolt

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson, damaged without remedy by the Downing Street party scandal during the pandemic, risks losing major city councils such as Westminster where the heart of British power is located in local elections on 5 May. These are forecasts made by political scientists Tony Travers and Sarah Hobolt at the “London School of Economics” during a meeting with the foreign press. 4,000 councilors in London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be re-elected next Thursday. “Right now most polls give Labor an advantage over the Conservatives with 40% of the vote against 34% and Boris Johnson is no longer a trump card for his party. Unfortunately, there is no alternative at the moment, ”said experts. Those are the very poor seats in crucial northern England, the so-called “Red Wall”, which Johnson stole from Labor in the 2019 general election. If the municipal councils of these areas return to Labour, MPs from these constituencies can now Can’t live want premiere”. “In Scotland, the victory of the nationalist SNP party would be another step towards independence, but also in Northern Ireland if Sinn Féin, the party which seeks reunification with the Republic of Ireland, were to be eliminated first, as the elections predicted. Another piece is in danger of leaving the UK ”, concluded the experts.

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